For the first time in over 14 years, Japan is allowing sheep and goat exports from the US into their country.
The USDA and Japanese authorities have been working together to establish new terms for market access that are science-based and consistent with international public and animal health standards. With the new standards, US exports of sheep and goat meat will now be allowed.
"this success is a direct result of USDA's dedication to helping America's farmers and ranchers keep and find new markets for their products, US secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue says. "The United States has a reputation for high quality agricultural products and this Administration is committed to helping US producers prosper and share these products with the world."